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Tinto Hill Race

06/11/2019

Last Saturday six members of Dumfries Running Club joined the field of 246 in tackling the Tinto Hill race in Lanarkshire. 

As a prominent landmark easily visible from the M74 the 710 metre high hill has a well marked path which is reckoned to take 2 to 3 hours for walkers to cover the near 5 mile journey to the summit and back. Naturally, for hill runners the race was completed well within that time frame.

Climbing steeply from the off, many were forced to walk for large sections as the shale path gave way to boggy and marshy ground. With few opportunities to get up to any kind of speed there was an added discouragement on the harder sections as the front runners came bounding past showing that nimble footwork, sheer speed and confidence over the terrain is the secret to success. The race winner Eoin Lennon completed the course in a scarcely believable thirty minutes.

On a pleasant sunny and warm-ish afternoon the first woman runner was Alison Bamford of Hartfell in 41.33. First club runner Simon Mortlock in 43.59 headed off Craig Malcolmson by just over 20 seconds and Seb Pflanz had a strong run in 48.22. In her first club race since recovering from a knee injury Jennifer Lee did well in 52.03 as did Allan Manson in 55.06 and Laura Broatch in 56.32

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